Country music star Jake Owen to play event in 2018

Jake Owen
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Jake Owen has partnered with Jordan Spieth the past four years at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
The Associated Press

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | 4:06 p.m.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country singer Jake Owen will play in the Tour's Nashville Golf Open next May on a sponsor's exemption.

Owen, who has played in several PGA Tour pro-ams, will compete as an amateur. The exemption was announced Monday.

The singer says he's truly honored and knows how hard golfers work to play in these events. Owen says he can't wait for May 21, when the event benefiting Brandt Snedeker's foundation begins.

Owen is known for hits including "American Country Love Song" and "Beachin.'"

The Tour has occasionally given spots in tournament fields to celebrities who are low-handicap golfers. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors received an exemption to the Ellie May Classic in August. Jerry Rice and John Smoltz have also teed it up on the tour.


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